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Random Photo(s) of the Week

Ireland, since I'm thinking about it.

Christ Church Cathedral.  It was a real pain to get photos without cars!  I was originally grumpy that I couldn't get a nice "blue sky" photo, but this sky is actually far more interesting.

More from Glendalough.  Shots of the round tower.  I believe they said that it's the most intact round tower in the country.  This particular shot drove me nuts.  There was intermittant sunlight coming through the clouds, and the valley would just light up.  I'd get out the camera... and a cloud would cover the sun.  I'd put the camera away... the sun would come out.  It got to be fairly amusing.  But I did get this one shot of the valley with the sun shining.

Closeup.  Can you believe this was taken in January?

Those are the last from Ireland that I can get to at work.  I'll have to find the CD for the rest.  People kept asking "Why aren't there ever any people in your pictures."  I just explain that I'm not really interested in people until they've been dead for six hundred years.


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Sep. 7th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
I sang in the choir at Christ Church for three years, three services and two days a week, (my picture is from a performance or rehearsal,) and I don't honestly remember that many blue skies overhead during that time. I do remember being damp a lot.

At least you managed to avoid those nasty office blocks between the cathedral and the river showing in the picture.

Nasty, ugly buildings whose construction damaged the cathedral's foundations and destroyed a major viking and medieval archaeological site. (Wood Quay - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Quay)

If you go back, I can tell you where the country's best fish and chip shop is (was?), just down the hill on the way to St. Pat's.
Sep. 7th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
Forgot to check the correct "picture to use" box, so here it is.
Sep. 7th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Are THOSE the buildings they put up over Wood Quay? I read about that, but it wasn't clear to me exactly where the site was. I do have some shots that include those, but this one came out nicely without them.

We actually had blue sky later in the day - just not right then. I've got a picture of whatever the big white steeple-y thing is at Trinity with one of the bluest skies I've ever seen.

We drove past St. Pat's a couple of times as we were going around in circles trying to find a one-way that would take us back to the car rental place, but we didn't get there. We had time for one cathedral, so I picked the older one.

I want to go back, but this time I'll time it so that we're either arriving or departing on Sunday - that was almost a completely wasted day (not being the church-going types.)
Sep. 7th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yep, grey/black and glass, modern, characterless. That's them.

And, personal partisanship notwithstanding, Christ Church is a much more interesting building than Pat's (though Pat's has a nicer ring room).

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